Horse Health Matters®

Equine Language: Facial, Vocal and Body

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:00

Learn how your horse's facial, vocal, and body language can tune you in to its reactions to people, places and things …

Understanding Your Gelding and Using Common Sense When Cleaning His …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 24, 2017 15:25

Geldings are preferred by some people over mares because geldings tend to be more mellow and predictable because their emotions are more on an even keel when …

Rehabilitating a Neglected Horse Requires Critical Care

by Anna Sochocky

June 21, 2018 14:30

The neglected horse has many needs including critical care for any wounds, curling or cracked hoofs, dental and skin problems, and deworming as well as a …

Helping Horses Survive and Thrive during Droughts and Wildfires

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 12:54

The nutritional value of forage and hay grown in drought-stricken areas plummets and as a result, horse nutrition is compromised and in the case of wildfires, …

Tip of the Day

Sudden onset of diarrhea typically indicates an infection or poisoning, but may also result from the use of certain antibiotics.

How to Handle Your Horse When the Veterinarian Visits

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:38

Being well prepared for a veterinarian's visit ensures that necessary procedures for your horse will be effectively completed and will help you and your horse …

Nutrition

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

EquiMed Staff

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:55

Horses that gulp their food, especially grains, are likely to suffer digestive tract disturbances, including choke. Why do horses gulp their feed, and what you …

Reproductive Care

Parturition: The Birth of the Foal

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Parturition: The Birth of the Foal

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:51

Excitement is growing as your pregnant mare approaches her due date. While most equine births are uneventful, mare owner should prepare for some common post- …

Behavior

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 9, 2019 18:01

Horses are not born head-shy or ear shy. Regardless of the cause, a head shy horse can be retrained to accept everyday contact for bridling and grooming …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

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Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

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Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Passive stretching

Stretching exercises where a person manipulates the horse's limbs to stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, a great horse.

C.J.J. Mullen

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